Remembering President George Herbert Walker Bush

Late Friday, November 30, 2018, our nation lost its 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush. We join our National Archives colleagues at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, in mourning the President and honoring his legacy.

In tribute, the staff posted this statement on

President Bush was intimately involved in the Presidential Library and local community, from attending exhibit openings and forums, to frequently being seen in the museum and surrounding grounds. So many people here have been touched by his life and knowing him personally. Through his Presidential Library and Museum, we will continue to honor his life and legacy with our utmost reverence.

A memorial website with the President’s official obituary and funeral information can be found at

In his Presidential Proclamation issued on December 1, 2018, President Trump has announced December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. “I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.”

Together, we remember President Bush and honor his legacy. A patriot, a statesman, a leader who worked ceaselessly for a kinder, gentler America, President Bush promoted the values of democracy that we uphold every day through our work. Please join me in remembering his service to our Nation.

4 thoughts on “Remembering President George Herbert Walker Bush

  1. Tribute to 41st President of the United States. George Walker Bush .

    Oh! how the mighty have departed.
    A patriot full of humility
    With great sense of humor you served.
    Had all yet lived as though had none.
    A man of selfless service without reservations.

    Oh! how the mighty have departed.
    In your prime time.
    You took the wings of the morning.
    Defiled the arrows of the enemy.
    Brought victory and Crown home.
    Became a voice to the voiceless.
    And a fierce to the Oppressor.

    Oh! how the mighty have departed.
    The trees of the field shade their leaves.
    Even our little creature- dog mourns.
    Still lying at the feet of his Master.
    Looking and looking saying.
    Master! Master!! Master!!!
    l salute you and I miss you!

    Oh how the mighty have departed.
    No wonder you were named.
    George Walker Bush, meaning
    G- God -Sent
    E- Empowered – you.
    O- Ordered -you.
    R- Redeemed -you.
    G- Gifted – you.
    E- Energised -you.

    W- Winner for all, you were
    A- American faithful, you were
    L- Lover of his people, you were
    K- Keeper of our values, you were
    E- Embattled Vet, you were
    R -Reigned for justice

    B- Brave
    U- Undaunted
    S- Superlative
    H- Humble.

    Oh! the mighty have departed.
    Americans mourn at your exit.
    Wishing we had more of you.
    But heavens rejoice at your home coming.
    I salute your bravery, selflessness and all you represent to all Americans.
    Sleep on !

    Adieu Mr President.

    By Dcn A.A.

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